Jennifer Aguirre (Houston, Texas), Fellow, Cisneros Center for New Americans, received her Masters in Urban Education at The Johns Hopkins University and is a Teach For America alum. She spent three years in the classroom teaching Spanish at an all-boys charter school in downtown Baltimore. During her time in Baltimore, Jennifer led the Foreign Language department at her school and organized the school’s first abroad trip to Spain. Seeing the lack of opportunities many of her students faced, she coordinated a team and raised over $20,000 to send her students to Spain. She was also chosen as a Leadership for Educational Equity fellow to work as a community organizer with The Intersection, a non-profit that teaches students to become advocates in their community. Through her organizing experience, she campaigned for the Dream Act in Maryland, helped register over 180 voters, and organized a campaign about gun violence and youth employment. Jennifer serves on the founding committee of the Young Nonprofits Professionals Network- Baltimore as the Partnerships and Resource Development chair. Jennifer received her B.A. in Psychology and minor in International Business from The University of Texas at Austin. (Attended Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Inaugural Summit)
Jennifer Aguirre (Houston, Texas), Fellow, Cisneros Center for New Americans, received her Masters in Urban Education at The Johns Hopkins University and is a Teach For America alum.